Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2022

Tucson, AZ, USA

VB
147 reviews
Jul 22 - 31, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8
Southeastern Arizona Specialties 2022
Tucson, AZ, USA

147 reviews

$NaN
Jul 22 - 31, 2022
Group size: 5 - 8

About this trip

Summertime in Southeast Arizona is an excellent time to look for all the local specialties unique to the region. Cooling monsoon rains beginning in June and running into September quench the land and cover the grasslands with lush vegetation. This period, often referred to as Arizona’s ‘second spring,’ marks the start of the breeding season for quite a few of the target specialties and a resurgence of breeding activity for many others. This is the best time of year for such targets as Montezuma Quail and Botteri’s & Cassin’s Sparrows, which are at their most vocal. Southeastern Arizona is also known as the “hummingbird capital of the US” with 15 species being possible, including Rivoli’s (recently split from Magnificent), Broad-billed, Violet-crowned, Calliope, Blue-throated, and Lucifer Hummingbirds, with such rarities as Plain-capped Starthroat, White-eared and Berylline Hummingbirds appearing with some regularity in recent years. This is a great time in general for Mexican vagrants to show up, and parts of our itinerary will remain fluid to give us the best chance at finding whatever exciting birds happen to be around. Tufted Flycatcher, Flame-colored Tanager, Rufous-capped Warbler and even Eared Quetzal are possible!

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Guide services
  • Flight to Tucson
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until June 21, 20224 left

Room-sharing

$2,750
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until June 21, 2022only 2 left

For those wanting their own room

$3,400
Deposit: $300

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VB
Ventures Birding Tours
147 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

The class was awesome. Keith’s knowledge and ability to simplify sparrows was very helpful. I hope he teaches more birding classes in the future.
By Patti M for Sparrows of the Southern Appalachians on 20 Jan, 2022
DB
Very helpful. I've always been terrible identifying sparrows. This presentation offered a logical way to think about the similarities and differences. Looking forward to trying it out on some live examples.
By Diane B for Sparrows of the Southern Appalachians on 13 Jan, 2022
DB
Very informative talk, also entertaining. I especially appreciated the comparisons between similar species.
By Diane B for Know your waterbirds: Ducks, Geese, Grebes & more on 23 Dec, 2021
DB
This was a fun way to become familiar with the guides, the participants, and the way Ventures domestic trips are run. Of course the photos of birds were especially appreciated. Certainly makes me want to join a trip - though not in the cold climates!
By Diane B for 2021 Trips - Ventures Holiday Celebration on 22 Dec, 2021
Interesting
By Marilyn K for A Virtual Tour of England on 02 Dec, 2021
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